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America And China Are Entering The Dark Forest

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, July 5, 2020

To know what the Chinese are really up to, read the futuristic novels of Liu Cixin.

Analysis and Commentary

Why China's Race For AI Dominance Depends On Math

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Interest
Friday, July 3, 2020

Forget about “AI” itself: it’s all about the math, and America is failing to train enough citizens in the right kinds of mathematics to remain dominant.

Analysis and Commentary

Before COVID Hit, China Hoarded Protective Gear. But Two Can Play That Game

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, July 2, 2020

COVID-19 has a proven antiviral remedy called Remdesivir, but buying up three months’ worth of the drug’s global supplies has put the United States in the crosshairs of international criticism, making America look both heartless and hypocritical.

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The Islamic State's Ideology: History Of A Rift

by Cole Bunzelvia Analysis
Monday, June 1, 2020

This paper situates the Islamic State's ideological instruction and training documents collected as part of The ISIS Files project within the broader debate between Islamic State scholars over the acceptability of takfir (excommunication). Among other artifacts, the paper examines controversial treatises issued by the Islamic State’s Committee for Research and Fatwas on the legitimate bases for takfir.

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David Satter's Russia

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, July 2, 2020

A review of 'Never Speak to Strangers and Other Writing from Russia and the Soviet Union'

In the News

Xi Jinping’s Internal Great Wall

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia National Interest
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Like the Great Wall of generations past, Xi’s Internal Great Wall will continue to keep China behind the rest of the world because a nation that suppresses its own people is not a nation the world can trust to do business fairly.

In the News

Bookshelves Reveal What TV's Power Brokers Are Reading

mentioning Andrew Robertsvia Media Post
Thursday, July 2, 2020

It has become a kind of parlor game in the delirium of home confinement: Spot The Power Broker. This book, with its three-word title lettered boldly in red on a wide white spine, turns up time and time again on the bookshelves behind TV’s talking heads -- news anchors, talk-show hosts and their know-it-all guests.

In the News

Defending The Global Commons In A Covid-19 World

mentioning Raghuram Rajanvia Vox EU
Thursday, July 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced global rifts. What does this mean for our ability to respond to the intertwined medical emergency and economic crisis? How does the increased tension affect our capacity to address other global emergencies and challenges? What is the future of multilateralism?

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Would Do Anything For Putin. No Wonder He’s Ignoring The Russian Bounties.

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Russia’s pattern of hostility matches Trump’s pattern of accommodation.


Asia's New Geopolitics: A Conversation With Michael R. Auslin And Robert D. Kaplan

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Foreign Policy Research Institute
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his new book, Asia’s New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, which examines key issues transforming the Indo-Pacific and the broader world, including the history of American strategy in Asia, from the eighteenth century through today.


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